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Twelve Iranian football players from two seperate teams have tested positive for coronavirus.

The Islamic republic has struggled to contain Covid-19 since it reported its first cases - two deaths - in the Shia holy city of Qom in late February.

Coronavirus infection rate is 40% in two Iran provinces

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Coronavirus infection rate is 40% in two Iran provinces

Forty percent of residents in Iran's Qom and Gilan provinces are believed to have contracted coronavirus.

Iran says coronavirus deaths top 10,000

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Iran says coronavirus deaths top 10,000

Iran has reported more than 100 deaths for seven days in a row.

Iran coronavirus death toll tops 9,500

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Iran coronavirus death toll tops 9,500

The Islamic republic's official figures have shown an upward trajectory in new cases of infection since early May.

Kourosh Ziabari

Gheyzanieh: Where oil flows, but drinking water does not

Comment: For too long, Iran's leaders have neglected the oil-rich Khuzestan region, which provides an economic lifeline to the country, writes Kourosh Ziabari.

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Iran sees 2-month high in coronavirus cases

Coronavirus infections have been on the rise since early May, with officials warning that deaths could reach the triple digits again.

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Iran forces killed 220 protesters in two days: Amnesty

Iran's security forces killed over 220 people over the span of two days during protests that shook the country in November 2019, Amnesty ...

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Iran announces new coronavirus fight phase despite cases rising

Iran on Monday announced its highest single-day tally of new coronavirus infections since April 5.

Iran quake kills at least one, sparks panic

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Iran quake kills at least one, sparks panic

The shallow 4.6 magnitude quake east of Tehran saw scores of residents of the capital exit buildings for the safety of streets and parks.

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Bootleg 'antiviral alcohol' now killing hundreds in Iran

Iranian media reports nearly 300 people have been killed and more than 1,000 sickened so far by ingesting methanol across the Islamic Republic.

Quake in Iran kills nine in neighbouring Turkey

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Quake in Iran kills nine in neighbouring Turkey

The epicentre of the quake, which struck at 9:23 am (0553 GMT), was near the Iranian village of Habash-e Olya, less than 10 kilometres (six ...

Iran says 'enemies' used coronavirus to sabotage election

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Iran says 'enemies' used coronavirus to sabotage election

Iran's supreme leader accused foreign media of trying to use the outbreak to sabotage the country's general election.

Is this Iran's 'Chernobyl moment'?

Arash Azizi

Is this Iran's 'Chernobyl moment'?

Comment: Arash Azizi asks if the Iranian regime's crisis of competence will bring it down.

Earthquake hits near nuclear plant in southern Iran

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Earthquake hits near nuclear plant in southern Iran

The earthquake struck just 17 kilometres away from Iran’s only nuclear power plant near the Gulf Coast, however no deaths or damage were ...

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Earthquake strikes near Iran's Bushehr nuclear power plant

The earthquake jolted villages near Kalameh city, the semi-official ISNA news agency said, adding there were no reports of any casualties or damage.

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Death toll in Iran crackdown exceeds 300, Amnesty says

Amnesty said it collected 'harrowing testimony' suggesting that after authorities 'massacred' protesters, they orchestrated a 'wide-scale ...

The New Arab & agencies

At least 7,000 reportedly arrested in Iran protests: UN

In a statement, the UN human rights office also said it had obtained "verified video footage" showing security forces firing on protesters, ...

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Over 100 killed in Iran protest crackdown, says Amnesty

The rights group has verified at least 106 protester deaths in just three days of nationwide protests in Iran, as authorities launch a ...

Iran attacks US 'hypocritical' support for protesters

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Iran attacks US 'hypocritical' support for protesters

Tehran slammed the United States for showing support for protesters in Iran despite Washington's economic pressure on the Islamic Republic.

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Tehran restricts internet access amid deadly nationwide protests

Authorities in Tehran have restricted internet access in Iran as protesters continued to take to the streets amid deadly nationwide protests.

Iranian policeman killed in clashes amid widespread protests

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Iranian policeman killed in clashes amid widespread protests

Clashes erupted after protesters attacked police headquarters in the western city, Arabi21 reported on the second day of widespread protests ...

Iran re-opens Iraqi border amid violent protests

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Iran re-opens Iraqi border amid violent protests

The border post at Khosravi was reopened in the morning to let a group of Arbaeen pilgrims in, as Baghdad and other Iraqi cities witness violent ...

Earthquake strikes Iran-Iraq border

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Earthquake strikes Iran-Iraq border

The quake struck a region already gripped by massive floods that have cut off entire cities and submerged many villages.

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